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It's Not a Station Wagon

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by vfx, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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  2. dpeilow

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    BMW were the same 20 years ago with their "touring" models. Audi then came along with their "sportback".

    I can remember reading a review of the 325i touring at the time saying "don't call it an estate!"
     
  3. SByer

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    Sheesh. Any car guy knows that if ya gotta have the storage and people and dog carrying capacity, a station wagon is better than any sport ute / crossover / minivan any day (for safety, mileage, driveability). All these crossovers get ruined by trying too hard to not look like a station wagon.

    IMO, the Ford Flex nails the look, though it's 15% too big. The Outback used to have respectable estate car styling until they over-swooped it to look less like a wagon. The Volvo XC-70 is nice in it's honesty. The BMW 5-series wagon is pretty good looking. That Toyota is, well, ugly. Like most crossovers are.
     
  4. Cobos

    Cobos S60 Owner since 2013 - sold, S85D owner since 2017

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    But Toyota is selling station wagons.... in Norway anyone wanting a family car either buys a compact or a .... you guessed it.... a station wagon!

    Take a look at this link, the new Toyota Avensis station wagon.

    Cobos
     
  5. graham

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    Does anyone know why they are called Station Wagons? Seems a strange term for some reason to me.

    Or Estate Car in the British also seems odd, but less odd - why that term too?
     
  6. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    This is what Wikipedia had to say:
    Station wagon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     

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